While the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) mulls withdrawing a notification banning sale of cattle for slaughter in animals markets, on Friday it withdrew a different notification dated May 23, 2017, which was about regulating aquarium and fish tank shops.
The gazette notification says the ministry “hereby withdraws the notification number G.S.R. 493 (E)”, which pertains to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Aquarium and Fish Tank Animals Shop) Rules, 2017. Ministry secretary C.K. Mishra said the decision was taken “to redo notification after wider consultations”.
Four notifications were passed on 23, May 2017 among them Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Dog Breeding and Marketing) Rules, 2017, Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Care and Maintenance of Case Property Animals), 2017, and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Market) Rules, 2017. It is this last one which is under scrutiny for its plans to ban sale of cattle for slaughter in animal markets.
Date: 3 Dec 2017